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Congratulations Harry and Meghan!!

With the recent announcement of another Royal baby on the way it got us thinking about pregnancy and how we help our clients to deal with an employee announcing that she is pregnant. Would you know what you need to do and when? In most cases a pregnant employee will be very excited so when…

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How social media can have a negative effect on business

Social Media, a rapid new tool which can be used in many different ways. Social networking has become another mean of how people choose to communicate and share information about their personal lives. Using social media in the correct way, such as for marketing purposes can have huge advantages for business owners and has proved…

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Employment law updates- are you keeping up?

HR, Equality Act, National Minimum Wage, TUPE, tribunals

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Are zero hours contracts right for you?

zero contract, HELP, HR, flexible hours, employment law, ACAS

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Tribunal reform confirmation

The Government has now confirmed the date for its reforms to the Employment Tribunal as mentioned in April’s bulletin. As of 29th July 2013 fees will be implemented for any claims and appeals made to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). This will not be applicable for claims that are already in the system. Two main…

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The Right To Wear a Cross and other Employment Law cases

Interesting Employment Law Cases Discrimination – religion. The right to wear a cross. The Euopean Court of Human Rights found that Ms Eweida, a Christian, was discriminated against when British Airways refused to allow her to visibly wear a crucifix at work, in contravention of its uniform policy.  The ECHR ruled that Ms Eweida’s rights…

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Starting the relationship off on the right foot

Terms and conditions of employment may be straightforward enough but are often limited in regard to the transactional and economic element of the relationship. Job roles and duties may give an indication of what is expected of an employee but not necessarily to the level at which they are to be performed or how those…

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What is the best way to deal with unhappy employees?

Are your employees’ moans and groans like the common cold?  Hard to shake off and preventing you from concentrating on the day to day business? It’s not difficult to understand why employees’ morale may be on the low side given the tough economic times we face but this can have an adverse effect on a…

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How to deal with employee pregnancy

Pregnancy is not an illness, however there are hazards in the workplace that if not managed effectively, may put pregnant employees, breast feeding mother or the unborn child at risk. In all cases where a pregnant worker advises management of her pregnancy, a Pregnant Worker Questionnaire and a Pregnant Worker Assessment should be completed.  This…

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Maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay increase

In April 2012 further adjustments will be made to maternity, paternity, adoption and sick pay amounts. Further changes to the standard statutory, maternity, adoption and maternity are set to increase from £128.73 to £135.45 per week, these changes will be put in to place from the 1st of April 2012. Statutory sick pay (SSP) Is also…

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